Here is a look at great movies that were completely overlooked by the Oscars this year.
1. Shutter Island - Martin Scorsese doesn't make bad movies, and although this particular one was definitely not his best, and had a crappy release date (seriously, whoever decided to release it January is an idiot), it still was one of the best films of year. It perfectly captured the eerie mood of the prison, and kept the audience on its toes up until the very end. Dicaprio deserved an Oscar nod for his role, and the movie itself should have at least gotten some well-deserved technical nods.
10. The Way Back - Up until about November, I was convinced that this thing was going to make a run. Alas, I was wrong. But I think part of the problem was the fact that there was simply not enough promotion. You have to get your movie out there if you want people to see it. Either way, it is one to check out.